Charles E. Nicholson BLACK SWAN

Nicholson “Black Swan” Specifications:

ex “S/Y Brynhild”

LOA: 132’0 / 40.2m – LOD: – LWL: – Beam: 20’3 / 6.09m – Draft: – Ballast: – Displacement: – Sail Area: – Yard Number: – Hull material: Wood construction – Rig: Gaff Yawl – Designer: Nicholson – Built by: Camper & Nicholsons Yard of Gosfort, England – Year Built: 1899 – Restored By: Piano Velico, di Coperta – Current Name: Black Swan – Original Owner: Major Selwin Calvery – Current Owner: – Sail Number:

Known Racing History: ?

Known Restoration History:

1999/2002 – Piano Velico, di Coperta – Most of the bottom planking was renewed and the whole deck structure carefully reconditioned. She received a complete new set of spars and rigging and the two original engines were rebuilt, as well as all technical, electrical and plumbing equipment.


Black Swan” (originally: “Brynhild”) was designed by Charles E. Nicholson, built by the Camper & Nicholson Yard in Gosport (UK) in 1899, and commissioned by John Selwyn Calverley, who was married to Sybil Disraeli. He had 3 daughters Sybil, Kitty and Frances.. Sadly Calverley did not enjoy her very long, he died on Dec 28th the next year




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